The nation's top defensive tackle has listed North Carolina as one of his favorite schools since the beginning of the recruiting process. He had a chance to take in Chapel Hill on an official visit this weekend. Was he impressed?
"I was very impressed," said DeMario Pressley. "I knew it was going to be a good trip, but it was even better than I thought. The UNC coaches are real good guys and I spent some time with their players and the other recruits. They just got a new defensive coordinator and from the little bit I've heard I think he is a good choice."
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle from Greensboro (N.C.) Rose was impressed with what the Tar Heel coaches emphasized.
"They talked plenty about football and what they want to do, but I also got a really good feel for the college life and academics. Those two things are really big things in UNC's favor and have been all along. They have their priorities right and will make sure their players do well away from football."
So did the visit do enough for UNC to boost the Heels to the top of Pressley's list?
"That's tough to say because I still have a couple of visits left," he said. "Oklahoma State and Florida State deserve the respect I gave to the other schools, so I'll just say everybody is even right now."
Pressley plans on announcing his decision after his official visit to Florida State.